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dozens of u.s. military bases and strike israel within minutes. this coming from a general in iran's revolutionary guard. cons week, their military carrying out large-scale war games. they are testing a medium range missile on mockups of american bases. and while iranian military leaders claim they could hit american targets within about 1300 miles, the defense experts say iran's military is no match for the u.s. of course, iran and much of the west have been in a diplomatic standoff over that nation's nuclear program. the iranians claiming the program is for peaceful purposes but many around the world doubt it. and another threat, which we have heard before, iran now saying it will stop certain oil tankers in the strait of hormuz, which would effect the delivery of one fifth of the world's oil supply. the u.s. already moving military assets to that region to counter any potential attack. jennifer griffin live with the news in washington tonight. jennifer, how seriously is the pentagon taking this latest threat to hit our bases? >> well, they're mindful, harris. this is the third d
though it can typically go further, up to 1200 miles. the u.s. has been positioning patriot missile batteries across the region to protect their bases, harris. >> well, which western targets are most at risk at this point? >> well, there is the fifth fleet base in bahrain and united arab emirates and qatar. 30,000 u.s. troops in the gulf. the commander of revolutionary guards aerospace division said today quote, these bases are all in range of our missiles and the occupied lands. he was referring to israel are also good targets for us. western oil tankers are also targets, especially u.s. and european flag tankers making their way through the strait of hormuz. iran has threatened to target anyone oil elm bar go that began on july 1st. today we heard that kenya is canceling agreement to buy 4 million tons of crude a year 40 billion a day in light new sanctions, harris. >> harris: diplomatically along what they have said stick to the sanctions to keep them to work. one agency breaking saxes to iran. >> eu sanctions. and we're now learning that a wing of the u.n. that is responsible fo
members, including russia, to join us in a serious resolution that gives special envoy kofi annan what he needs. >> more than 100 people were killed on thursday when a gasoline tanker crashed and exploded in nigeria's niger delta. many of the victims lost their lives as they try to scoop up the tanker's oil as a leak on the ground. an exhaustive independent probe has concluded top officials at penn state university -- including legendary football coach joe paterno -- covered up sexual molestation allegations against an assistant coach 14 years before they finally came to light. the seven-month investigation reveals paterno, school president graham spanier, and other school officials were aware former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was accused of child molestation as early as 1998, or were only concerned with protecting the school's image. the report concludes that a "culture of reverence for the football program" at the school led to a cover-up that "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade." sandusky was finally arrested las
. romney hits back saying the president uses taxpayer money to help his wealthy donors while the middle class struggles. >>> authorities release documents on dozens of phone calls made by the man accused of killing an unarmed black teenager. breaking news in the george zimmerman case. >>> plus if you use hairspray, nail polish or certain other cosmetics you need to hear this. jenna: i'm listening. jon: how the things that keep you looking good might contribute to bringing on a very bad medical condition. it's all "happening now.". jenna: we have a lot of great stories for you today but we start with this fox news alert. brand new information, brand new report on the kidnapping of a boston pastor in egypt. we're glad you're with us, everyone. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the man who claims to have abducted the reverend michel louis, an american women with their church group and a tour guide claims he is talking to intelligence officials about releasing them but it comes with a condition. now there is word a secret plan might be in the works, this as the abductor else tells the ap h
, send them to us. >> dave: anyway, we'll talk about that later on. we start with politics, as you know, it's been on the campaign trail, the obama campaign going right after mitt romney, of course, and mentioning that they thought he could have committed a felony in regard to his time at bain capital when he left to run the olympics. the president on saturday staying on the attack in virginia and again going after mitt romney. >> alisyn: then it was interesting to hear the president spokesperson yesterday say this goal for the campaign. here is a quote, of course the president wants to have a high brow debate about these policy issues and what the american people actually care about. that's from general. you know, of course, people on the other side of just laughing about this, because how high brow is it to go for the felony charge of your opponent? >> a swiss bank account, or bermuda business or whatever. >> alisyn: of course the president would say these are all important things to raise, the american public needs to know, if somehow their prospective presidential candidate is misle
, we got off the phone a short while ago from a official in the u.s. embassy in cairo. that person maintains line that american authorities are working with egyptian authorities for the safe release of the three. there could be developments in the next few hours but so far nothing new on that. it happened on friday as you said on egypt's sinai peninsula. this mission group was said to be on their way to israel after perhaps a visit to that mt. sinai site when the incident happened. armed bedouin tribes people, boarding the bus and demanding a few people get off. the word we're getting is that the pastor, michel louis offered himself instead of other passengers. he was taken along with that woman, along with their tour guide. the demand is that the uncle of the main leader of this, these hostage-takers should be released from a alexander, egypt jail. he said is being jailed on drug chars. the word we're getting egyptian authorities are not budging yet on that demand, jon. jon: what has been the reaction back home from the pastor's con agation, et cetera? >> you can imagine how conce
>> good morning, everyone, it's sunday, july 15th, i'm alisyn camerota, thanks for joining us so early. days after accusing mitt romney of a felony, obama administration says they want a debate on the issues. is this political double speak? >> the cost of government day. happy cost of government day. that's right, congratulations, taxpayers you've officially worked 197 days so far this year, enough to pay your fair share of government spending. >> clayton a clap for that? >> yeah, it's happy. >> clayton and like a balloon with that graphic. why the boss was shown who's the boss at a performance in lond london. ♪ that's springsteen? >> it might have been. >> dave: i'll take your word for it. i didn't see him. ♪ >> did that naked torso have anything-- i think it was spring break video. >> get to the bottom of it. the mini-van debate we had here on the show and dads are embracing mini-vans and cars and trucks as they get older. back in the day we used to get in the car or truck with dad, it was their-- >> office on wheels. >> clayton not anymore, kids have overtaken these vehic
to be joined by a major general will join us with an update from afghanistan, from on the ground there. here is "the washington post "report on the same story -- winston-salem, n.c., republican caller -- what do you think about american exceptionalism? caller: if you're asking the non-working group, this is a great country because they live off of food stamps, medicaid, free housing but if you ask a middle-class, working class people, it is a terrible country because all you are doing is paying taxes and supporting the ones who don't work. you don't have enough money to buy insurance. you make too much, they will get medicaid. don't have enough money to buy groceries but you make too much to get food stamps. if you ask rich people, it is a great country because they are blind to what the four and they are robbing the country and blind to the middle class not being able to make ends meet? host: how you feel? caller: i follow the middle class. i am struggling to pay insurance and than obama care comes out and i don't see how that will help. he makes himself look like he is helping the country
you for being here to hear us talk about this extraordinary collection. i want to thank the members of the pbs and news our family who are here. you heard paulette is here, michael jones is here. seated right here, both jone jod linda winslow. we are all part of a family. that is what makes us go. i know a means a lot to us to have you here. thank you. i have covered so many press club event that bill strain should be on the other side of the microphone. -- that it feels a little strange to be on the other side of the microphone. i want to talk about what the pbs news hour will be doing to cover it. if you're wondering why i am going first, i can let you in on a secret. like the perfect ladies that we are, we are wrestled over it. -- arm wrestled over it. [laughter] there is some tension between gwen and me over one issue, what color we are wearing. things got really tense yesterday when you both showed up at the office wearing bright yellow. -- when we both showed up at the office wearing bright yellow. she ended up going home. i and the luckiest person in television. gwen too work
is required to keep us safe. the only reason to have an armor piercing bullet is to go through a bullet resisting vest. the only people who wear bullet resisting vests are police officers. when we hear shots we runaway. they run towards it. >> jennifer: today mayor bloomberg called for political action quote the two candidates are back to politics as usual. if not now when is the time for them to outline their solutio to gun violence? the very sad fact is that it is not gone gonna happen. politicians from both parties seem to be speaking with now is not the time to discuss the gun control line. even senator chuck schumer who led the weapons bans effort in 1994 said there wasn't much point in trying to reinstate it. take a listen. >> i hope it would be an effect. but we see what is in the house. we see the power of the nra around here. >> jennifer: the sad truth is the nra has never been more powerful. it controls republicans, democrats, it even controls our scientific institution. for example, when the cdc found that guns are dangerous oh, controversial, the gun lobby mobilized and got
. and the choosers. you are picking the president for the rest of us. so that means you don't have the luxury of political apathy. we, those of us who live in the all too predictable ballot box behavior states, counting on you to get it right. first of all, don't be fooled by the optics that are meant to signal the candidates understand the lives of scalled ordinary people. you know, like buss with folksy tour names. rich guys pretending they ride the bus is not a signal that they understand your lives. neither is rolling up their cleaves or leaving their neck ties at home or eating pancakes or drinking a beer. you know how politicians show you they can relate to your lives? creating policies that make your lives better. pay attention to what they say to you, not just what they are showing you. and numbers like these, totally unacceptable from a pew poll showed 45% of americans are completely clueless about the supreme court's landmark decision on affordable care act. listen, if it's your vote that determines whether or not the rest of us get health care, swing states, i need to you do a litt
us so early. there are 100 days left until the election and mitt romney is talking zero tolerance, making a lot of news because he's saying he would back an israel strike against iran. we'll tell you all about that. >> dave: plus, as mayors across the country tell chick-fil-a to stay out the restaurant, the chain is not backing down. the latest on the chicken wars. >> clayton: sounds delicious. from the soda to baby bottles, michael bloomberg trying to ban formula at hospitals. not ban, but more difficult to get. we'll debate this hot topic as "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. >> clayton: and bad puns already from the floor crew already, what a way to kick it off. >> alisyn: dave, our floor director, said that's not a formula for success. >> dave: i love a good pun. >> clayton: good morning, we've got a lot coming up. we'll talk about the chicken wars because some interesting political folks have thrown their hat into the chicken wars ring. >> dave: more serious than chicken wars is the potential for real wars, 100 days out f
romney who understands what's made us prosperous in the past and in the future as well. the choice is between people that believe in the the things that made us different and those that ask people to apply the policies that will make us just like everybody else. you will decide those elections and willingness to work and make a difference and i promise you i will do my part if you do yours. thank you, thank you. >> he had a better chance of getting reelected in a close election by dividing the country than trying to aspire to a different way of doing things. what a shame. what a missed opportunity and so the next president needs to lead, you can't have a president that's always looking down and saying that the entrepreneurs are really not that relevant. in america they're really relevant. without them we would be nothing. >> that's what they were saying on the stump, basically, for mitt romney. if you believe in omens or superstitious, what was going on with marco rubio yesterday because he tweeted about this emergency landing. he says not one, but two planes i was on today had mal
. the rest of us are counting on you. >>> good morning, i'm melissa harris-perry before we begin, we want to congratulate congressman barney frank and jim ready who got married last night. governor patrick duval officiated and asked if they promised to love each other on sickness and in health, on msnbc and fox, as long as they both shall live. congressman frank the first sitting member of congress to enter into a same-sex marriage. but now onto our top political story. when most of us think of the map of our country, we picture this. 48 states, all smooshed together with two more hovering in the pacific. but if you're one of the two americans currently running to be president of all the states on that map, right now, you're not really thinking much about the vast majority of them, because only four months out from election date, your version of the u.s. map looks a lot like this. this is a map of the battleground states in the presidential election and if you didn't see your state highlighted on that map, hate to break it to you, because your vote is not going to matter much in determini
what kristen was mentioning to us, the president kicking off his bus tour tomorrow. pawlenty and jindal will bracketing with him and rob portman as well, traveling to new hampshire this weekend. no word if he'll be meeting with romney. where do we stand in terms of the what's the messaging we're looking for going forward as the president goes out there and tries to make the message, put the message out there, that romney is a jobs expovertier? >> of course, the message that the obama campaign has been pushing hard from the very beginning is attacking mitt romney's record at bain capital. and as controversial as that tactic has been from both republicans and democrats, most notably corey booker and bill clinton, that's really the lane that the obama campaign is staying in. and they're sort of attacking bain capital from every angle they can find, their latest political attack ad against romney focused on bain capital investing in companies that ship jobs overseas. and that's -- i think it's a strategy that's really been working for the obama campaign. he's been able to paint romney as so
involved in the conversation, here are the numbers -- you can get in touch with us via social media -- we want to begin by showing an article that we got from "the hill" here to talk to us more about that on the telephone is carlo muniz, a reporter on "the hill." guest: thanks for having me. host: about this proposed work group the senator ayotte is shopping around the capital. does this sound like another super committee to fix what the other super committee could not fix? guest: in a certain sense, you are right. from my understanding, the working group the senator ayotte was gauging support for would really be focused on the one-year proposals that republicans in the house and the senate or looking at. senator ayotte along with senator mccain and senator kyl and senator rubio and others are looking at a one-year postponement of sequestration which is scheduled to go into effect early in january. rep buck mckean is looking at a similar program. i think the working group she was looking at, i don't think these working groups would tackle the entire sequestration issue the way the sup
to make sure that we are using for example the small business review process to ensure that the rules ask crafted can ease compliance where necessary especially with respect to smaller firms. smaller firms be they depositories jarmon depositories are by their nature less able to easily shoulder significant compliance costs tend to be more fixed than variable which means to the extent it firm is smaller on the compliance board and would be more biting and constraining and so the basic to make sure we are attentive as applied to the various regulatory requirements. >> which is one of my concerns. i keep getting that feedback from our small banks and credit unions about the compliance costs with the new rules coming out. within this efp, those are dillinger of disclosure issues as well as other disclosure forms. are you all communicating so when qr m comes out we are not going to have different ways of compliance issues for the small banking institutions? are you all talking together so it's going to be very fluid and we and are not going to have one rule come out but would then be modified
drivers license and fake u.s. passport at the time of the attack. jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> reporter: the suicide bomber targeted israeli tourists who come to bulgaria for holiday at a quiet black sea resort. just as they boarded the bus, the blast ripped true the vehicle. killing the driver, and five israelries. >> people are hurt, without legs, without heads. >> reporter: this youtube video shows the scene moments after the huge explosion. this security video shows the bomber in the airport just minutes before. he appears to be wearing a wig. he carried with him an american i.d. a michigan driver's license. but the city, baton rouge, as in louisiana. a cheap fake. no one claimed responsibility yet. but israel has no doubts. >> this is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by hezbollah, hamas, jihad or any other group. >> reporter: israel is convinced this is the work of iran. there have been repeated alerts and warnings in recent months about iranian-backed attacks on israelis. and today, israel is vying to avenge this attack. josh. >> jeffrey kofman, thank you. >>> now
.o.p. is making him a proxy to attack president obama in an election year. the u.s. military grounding all c-130 planes fighting wildfires after one crashed in south dakota killing one crew member. all seven of the planes will now be inspected. some could be back in the sky within the next couple of days. this is the second crash of a plane fighting wildfires this year. a lockheed martin tanker crashed in utah last month leaving both crew members on board dead. mitt romney is vowing to "do the exact opposite" of president obama when it comes to israel. he announced he will visit israel later this month and meet with the prime minister benjamin netanyahu. romney has visited israel three times before. president obama has not been there since his 2008 campaign. a sore spot among some israeli forces. a shocking scene caught on camera in north carolina. a woman riding on a ferry in the palmilco sound catching this amazing lightning strike on her cell phone. she was recording the choppy waves when it all happened. those are the headlines. >> we're excited. governor christie will be here in an hour. la
for sharing part of your day with us. how does america feel about the supreme court's health care ruling? we're still talking about it. an overwhelming number of voters don't know about it. their hands are in the sand. >> and he was ready for a fight over a controversial mosque in tennessee but when he found out about radical islam changed his mind completely. the filmmaker back here with his stunning information. brian? >> all right, look, honey, what have you? yep, the lightning explosion on the sea. and our cameras were there. and you're here because "fox & friends" starts right about now. >> good morning, everyone. hope you're going to have a great day before the holiday tomorrow. eric bolling is in again filling in for steve. >> great to be here. >> the fourth of july right on the cusp where america takes time out to explode things and salute this great nation and hopefully we don't lose any fingers or anything. >> you know what else, too? maybe they should take a year off with all the wildfires going on in colorado and it's pretty tindery there, maybe just this year, maybe don't do
chart. that does it for us tonight. rachel will be back on thursday. don't forget, you can check out my work at wonkblog.com or follow me on twitter at twitter.com/ezraklein and on facebook, facebook.com/ezraklein. have a great fourth of july and >>> and happy fourth of july, 2012, everyone. this is msnbc, i'm richard lui. president obama is returning to the white house this morning to host a fourth of july barbecue for military families. he will also mark the holiday by speaking at a naturalization ceremony for military service members. joining us right now is nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. busy day here at the white house. >> the day kicks off with a naturalization ceremony. >> yes, 25 members of the military will be sworn in as u.s. citizens here at the white house. president obama will speak at that event. secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano will be a part of that event. a big day here. it's the first time they're going to hold a naturalization ceremony at the white house on independence day. this is the
represent america, we let them wear clothing like the rest of us. made all over the global economy. for any who disagree, they can toss their ipads in the fire that senator reid wishes to set for the clothing. that's "hardball" for now. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. . >>> welcome to "politicsnation." i'm al sharpton. tonight's lead, the questions continue for mitt romney. late today mr. romney gave interviews to five different networks including nbc in an effort to diffuse the controversy over bain capital. for years romney has been saying he left bain in 1999 and that he couldn't be blamed for the thousands of workers laid off by bain in the years after that. his 2011 financial report says quote, he retired from bain capital on february 11th, 1999. quote, since february 11, 1999, romney has not had an active role with any bain capital entity and has not been involved in the operations of any bain capital entity in any way. romney signed this document personally. but today new information is emerging that tells a very different story. building on what we learned earlie
as a result you are capitalism, no. >> it's the linchpin. >> i want us to make sure that we know what you're theory is about how to grow the economy. and that is a question that i think most americans want to know as well. >> not familiar with precisely exactly what i said but i stand by whatever i said, whatever it was. ♪ >> we begin on this friday the 13th with mitt romney forced out of hiding on the campaign trail. yes, with word this afternoon that mr. romney is sitting for interviews any minute back in new hampshire with all three major television networks, along with cnn and fox news to air later tonight. it was probably inevitable after more questions and concern continue to be raised about mr. romney and his much wanted private sector experience at bain. >> mitt romney and the continuing questions over when he seeded control of bain capital. >> can you tell me why -- >> i'm a little surprised that he only released a year's worth of tax returns. that perplexed me because it's the first time in, i don't know, more than 30 years that anybody running for president has only
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, but he won't show us his. it's kind of fascinating. >> reporter: when his father, george romney man for president in 1968, he released 12 years of tax returns saying a single return could "be a fluke" done for show. earlier this year, mitt romney was challenged to do the same thing. >> will you follow your father's example? >> maybe. >> reporter: he didn't. instead releasing just his 2010 return and an estimate of his taxes for 2011. telling diane sawyer that's plenty. >> we have released all the information required by law and then some. >> reporter: we have looked back and found every presidential nominee in both parties over the last three decades has released more tax returns. romney says he will release his 2011 return when he finishes it. but that's it. not that he doesn't have more returns handy. when he was under kid rauconsid to be john mccain's runningmate, he gave mccain 23 years of tax returns, noting at the time i af am a bit of a pack rat i had them all. the romney campaign calls all this attention to his personal finances a distraction, an effort they say by the obama
to stand by those who have stood by america. it is for us in this generation and beyond to show all the world what free people and free economies can achieve for the good of all. >> reporter: he found a receptive audience for that message in poland, which has had a strained relationship with the obama administration. the white house canceled a missile defense system when moscow rejected and president obama told dmitry medvedev he would have more flexibility in a second term. romney was invited to poland by solidarity legend lech walesa who after their meeting endorsed him and implored him to win. he also met with donald tuck and visited a memorial to honor troops and crowds filled the streets. >> beautiful. >> reporter: but the warm welcome was overshadowed by comments he made at a fund-raiser before leaving israel. talking to major donors, he talked about what he sees as cultural differences between the palestinian and israeli people that made israel more successful. a spokesman for mahmoud abbas called romney's comments racist. the white house saw an openin
economic news three months in a row now. are people just used to it? is it baked in? do they just accept where this economy is? we hope not. we hope that we don't accept these numbers regardless of the politics of it. you hope people don't accept this as a new norm. >> do they think that mitt romney could do better? >> that's the big question. >> we're going to explore all of that this morning. let us know what you think. find us on twitter. rest of your headlines. a lot more to tell you '. there has been a drone strike in northwestern pakistan and killed at least 15 suspected taliban militants. pakistani intelligence says this happens in a village in north waziristan. four missiles fired at compound believed to be owned by taliban commander. this comes as tension grows over those american drone strikes in the country. it's the first strike since pakistan reopened nato supply routes this past week. george zimmerman is a free man yet again this morning. here he is leaving a florida jail after posting the required 10 pierce of his $1 million bond. is he now staying in a temporary safe hous
states according to u.s. authorities. this security camera from the airport in bulgaria shows a young man with long hair, it could be a wig, pacing nervously back and forth inside the airport. he is dressed like a tourist. the explosives were reportedly if his backpack. u.s. authorities are cooperating with the bulgarians and the israelis to try and figure out who was behind the attack that left five israeli tourists dead. israel's prime minister blamed iran, its defense minister blamed hezbollah which just yesterday released and posted on their web site a graphic description of how iran's revolutionary guard would go about closing the strait of hormuz by targeting u.s. aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. it was provided to us by the middle east media research insert. the bulgarians and israelis are in touch, we're told, with president obama's top national security adviser, john brennan, about the attack in bulgaria. megyn? megyn: jennifer, thank you. >>> well, coming up, what if israel does retaliate? in our next hour, we're going to sit down with ambassador dan gillerman who will wal
called injustice by its name. for everyone much us a particular person comes to mind. someone who set a standard of conduct and made us better by their example. for me that man is my father, george romney. [applause] it wasn't just that ma my man helped write the civil rights legislation for michigan though he did he helped create michigan's first civil rights commission and as governor he marched for civil rights on the streets of detroit though he did those things two. more than these acts it was the kind of man he was and way he dealt with whatever person, crack or white. -- black or white. he was a man of intention and a man of faith who knew every person was a child of god. [applause] i'm grateful to him, for some things. and above all, for the knowledge of god, whose ways are not always our ways but whose justice is certain and whose mercy endures forever. [applause] every good cause on this earth relies in the end on a plan bigger than ours. without dependence on god, dr. king said, our efforts turn to ashes, and our sunrises in a darkest night. unless his spirit pervades our l
. we're going to make it. [laughter] thanks for joining us, everybody. "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert, the stakes could not be higher for the united states as israel and iran stand on the brink of a major showdown today. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. we are on top of breaking developments overseas and in washington. israel standing by its threat to retaliate against iran for a homicide bombing that killed at least seven israeli citizens. the bomber boarded a bus in bulgaria, including young children, and detonated a massive explosion. in addition to the seven dead, more than 30 others have been injured. so far no one has claimed responsibility, but investigators releasing this new surveillance tape today showing the man they believe was the bomber. walking around at the airport prior to the explosion, holding a backpack. he was reportedly carrying a driver's license from the state of michigan, believed to be a fake. again, a pentagon spokesman set to start the media briefing on this any moment now, and president obama has said america wil
a phrase to focus on. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, july 18th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. yeah. i want to hear about that. wasp in the air. that's not a good day. we'll get to that. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst john heilemann. like a wasp in your ear. and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman harold ford jr. >> good morning. >> how was your night with tiffany? >> tiffany amber thiessen, more on that later, she's great. great american. >> god. it's just not right. i'm serious. >> no telling what willie will or won't do after dark. >> that's a true statement, mike barnicle. we have some news to get to. >> we do. we do. you might just be be -- >> might be in that news. >> who spends an evening with tiffany when they do a show like this? but okay. >> willie geist. >> i want to hear about that. sounds like something people would want to hear in the morning. >> oh, my goodness. i'll tell you. after we do headlines. >> we'll do news and tal
/cheney years, american's approval rating dropped by 20%, 30%, 40%, and that was people who like us. there was the start of two of the longest wars in american history. both of which were started by the bush administration, one of which was started under false pretenlss and both were raging when they left. it was the drowning of a great american city in hurricane katrina. remember mission accomplished? remember 9/11, torture, armstrong williams remember the presidential adviser caught shoplifting repeatedly from target. remember that guy? remember the vice president of the united states shooting a guy in the face. there's a reason george w. bush left office in january 2009 with the lowest approval rating for an outgoing president since galt started asking that question back in the 1930s. and frankly, the vice president, dick cheney, would have killed to get numbers that high. his approval rating was 13% when he left office. part of the headwind that john mccain had running in 2008, trying to run as a republican after george w. bush and dick janney was george w. bush and dick cheney.
't need a special council. we're going to have a couple of u.s. attorneys, one from d.c. and one from maryland, they're going to investigate which some say is political. clearly they work for the attorney general that works for the president. anyway, we'll play you -- we'll give you both the quotation. here first is senator feinstein on monday essentially taking aim at the white house for spilling the political beans, the secret beans. >> i think the white house has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. i don't know specifically where. but they're, i think, they have to begin to understand that and do something about it. >> and then up next, she again another statement just yesterday and we have this one for you, too. i stated that i did not believe the president leaked classified information. i shouldn't have speculated beyond that because of the fact of the matter is i don't know the source of the leaks. but, you know, this really brings up the issue of transparency as well which is something that the obama administration has promised from day one and if you'll
care. >> i care. >> legitimate baseball fans care, but it certainly is not as big a deal as it used to be because of interleague play. we see different players from different teams in both leagues all during the year. you can get any game you want on your baseball package on cable. doesn't have the same allure that it used to, certainly. >> yeah. mika. >> yeah. >> the battle over the bush tax cuts. >> here we go again. >> here we go. >> now it's -- because we were talking yesterday on the set in new york about the limit, the $250,000 limit. that could come back. it's growing over how much of the bush-era tax cuts to extend just for the middle class, or, perhaps, for the wealthiest americans as well. both candidates invoked the 42nd president bill clinton to frame their strategies yesterday. take a listen. >> i mean, the very idea of raising taxes on small business and job creators at the very time we need more jobs, is the sort of thing only an extreme liberal could come up with. this is the sort of thing that used to be in the democratic party in the times past. bill clinton called
to be part of the olympics in any way you can be part of it. >> when is the event and for those of us that don't follow the sport is there rounds of competition, just one chance, what happens? >> i have to tell you, this is ann's sport. i'm not sure which day the sport goes on. she will get to see it. i will not be watching the event. i hope her horse does well. >> good morning. it's thursday, july 26th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle, hello, mike. i'm not going to say anything. don't you worry. you look quite fine today. >> thank you. >> msnbc political analyst and former chairman of the republican national committee, michael steele is with us. and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman harold ford jr. and, of course, willie geist in london for the olympics. >> how is your horse doing? >> he doesn't know the name of the horse, the event the horse is going in, and if there's actually a name of the event that has sort of a french flair to it he's not going to say it. >> dressage. >> could he
will join us again, the co-founder of the senate tea party caucus. first though, we want to get to christine romans with an update on the top stories. good morning. >> good morning, soledad, also developing this morning, investigators trying to find out what caused a mystery odor that made a flight crew sick and forced an emergency landing last night. the u.s. airways flight from charlotte to rome was diverted to philadelphia. attendants told the captain they were feeling sick and smelled something strange. an airline spokesperson says five crew members were taken to the hospital and released. passengers were eye vak waited and put on another flight. none of the passengers got sick. >>> a woman who abandoned her 19-year-old special needs daughter outside a bar will not be charged. police say eva cameron left her daughter lynn outside a bar in tennessee then drove home to illinois. our affiliate wvlt spoke to eva who says she has the best intention. >> i didn't get the help i needed from illinois, somebody at the church said why don't you go down to tennessee. they have a good health care sys
with us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> kevin brady talks about the future of the bush era tax cuts. newsmakers it today at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. the national governors' association continues its meeting with a discussion about entrepreneurship. we will hear from the author and consulting professor at uc- berkeley. the justice department announced that wells fargo agreed to pay $175 million to settle unfair lending practices. it is the second largest settlement. this is about half an hour. >> good morning. i am pleased to be joined by tampere's, lisa madigan, and thomas curry to announce a step forward in our ongoing efforts to protect american consumers, to ensure fair treatment for struggling borrowers, and to seek justice and recover losses for victims of discriminatory lending practices. today, the department of justice reached a significant settlement totaling at least $175 million with wells fargo bank, the nation's largest originator of residential home mortgages. this settlement const
. >> thanks and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. you know what was a really bad time? the george w. bush presidency was a really bad time. and not just if you were a liberal and you disagreed with george w. bush, just if you were an american, the george w. bush presidency, the bush/cheney years were bad years for us as a country. the national ubunemployment rate went from a little over 4% when he took office to nearly 8% by the time he left. we went from a budget surplus of more than $200 billion to a budget deficit of more than a trillion dollars. after decades of u.s. household income climbing during the 1980s and 1990s, it fell off a cliff in the bush years. after poverty declined in the 1980s and declined in the 1990s, in the bush years, it went up. by the time he left office, 6 million more americans were added to the rolls of americans who didn't have health insurance. wall street in the bush years collapsed. the country was plunged into the worst depression since the great depression in the 1930s. the bush/cheney years were a disaster. they were also a ser
of hardship and uncertainty, you've seen the last few days some of the largest and most important u.s. companies report sagging profits, those who believe that the europe -- situation in europe would not directly affect u.s. companies are beginning to see they were more wrong than right. i think giving as much as you can to big companies, medi medium-sized and small companies around any and everything government will or won't do is critical. extending tax cuts for all americans going to solve all our fiscal cliff issues? no. short of congress being able to do something meaningful, sustainable they should probably extend the cuts for everyone and look forward to the beginning of next spring or next year deal with sequestration, long-term fiscal responsibility, sustainability, but short of that, i don't know how this gives any more certainty, any more comfort. as you've talked on the show many times in the past, to businesses across the nation. what concerns me, you see the front page of the newspapers, europe's crisis hits profits, rising food prices. american consumer and business lea
, thanks for being with us. >> he is an oscar nominated actor and producer of a new documentary shenandoah. >> i spent time there doing a documentary as well. ryan lizza, the washington correspondent from the new yorker and will cain from the blaze.com. i missed you terribly. >> it's been 12 hours since we've seen each other. >> i get to meet one of my favorite actors, deets from lone some dove. >> are you from texas? >> if you don't like lonesome dove, you're in trouble. >> you might have to switch spots today. >> i was going to say lethal weapon but everybody says that, right? >> our "starting point" this morning, breaking news, hazmat crews are on the scene. a spectacular fire, taking place in ohio. a train was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning. the accident happened in the north end of columbus, which is near ohio state university and the ohio state fairgrounds, the explosion and flames could be seen and felt for miles. everyone within a mile of that scene has been ordered to leave their homes because police believe some of those tankers are hauling sulphur
of state. it is important we attach conditions. it is on the way we can take people with us as we continue to expand our aid budget as a time of economic difficulty at home. if we want a stable and prosperous afghanistan and a safe afghanistan, we need an afghanistan where the role of women is properly respected. >> can i get the prime minster to answer the question a few moments ago? >> there was vote last night in the house of lords. i have a clear view. the government has a clear view about the right way ahead. there will be a motion for the labor party. i hope for a whole government inquiry. if we can't answer that question, people will take a very dim view of an opposition party that stands in the way of inquiry because they don't want to be washing down in public. >> thank you mr. speaker. the olympics are great opportunity to bring our nation together. therefore, does the prime minster display the crimes of some union leader. >> we have in unite unions. >> we are grateful for the police, and county council rescue service. we need real money to support these people and agencies. >>
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